Philip Blenkinsop

EU ministers approve trade deal with Vietnam

25 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Ministers from European Union countries on Tuesday approved a landmark free trade agreement with Vietnam, which will reduce tariffs on 99% of goods over a period of 10 years.

Losing patience, EU hostile to more Brexit delays - Varadkar

20 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS European Union leaders are losing patience with Britain and will neither allow a further delay to Brexit to continue negotiations with London nor change the divorce deal, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Thursday.

Tusk pushes against Franco-German tussle over top EU jobs

19 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS/PARIS/BERLIN European Council President Donald Tusk put pressure on EU leaders on Wednesday to swiftly agree on who should hold the bloc's top jobs but a tug-of-war between Germany and France was likely to prevent a deal at a summit on Thursday.

Brussels set to end Swiss bourses' access to EU market: EU diplomat

17 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS A European Union diplomat said on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their access to EU investors from July because Brussels and Switzerland have so far failed to reach a compromise over their future partnership.

Overwhelmed Belgian monks enter internet age to sell prized beer

14 Jun 2019

WESTVLETEREN, Belgium Belgian Trappist monks who brew one of the world's most coveted beers are turning to online sales to ensure their limited supply goes directly to beer lovers rather than to profiteers.

EU seals deal to boost U.S. beef imports: sources

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union has agreed a deal to allow U.S. farmers a larger share of Europe's beef market, EU sources and diplomats said, in a move that could help to defuse transatlantic trade tensions.

Trade deal with Mercosur is No. 1 priority: EU trade chief

13 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS Sealing a free trade agreement with South American bloc Mercosur after 20 years of talks is the European Union's top priority, EU trade chief Cecilia Malmstrom said on Thursday.

Adidas shares slide as traders say top investor GBL to cut stake

12 Jun 2019

By Thyagaraju Adinarayan, Emma Thomasson and Philip Blenkinsop

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